Brown speaking to the Parliament of Peru

Michael Brown Exports His “Dangers of Gay Activism” Message to Peru


Brown speaking to the Parliament of Peru

Brown speaking to the Parliament of Peru

Michael Brown went to Peru’s Parliament last week to speak to congressional leaders and chancellors of all the major universities about the “dangers of homosexual activism.” About his trip, he effused “what an extraordinary opportunity to impact a nation.”

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Rosas receiving his award from Russian bishop

Brown was invited to Peru through a personal connection to one of Peru’s most anti-gay legislative leaders, Julio Rosas. Much of the Peruvian family movement is abortion prevention-based. Rosas has slanted the focus to include anti- gay and anti-trans propaganda. Rosas recently received an award for his pro-family, anti-gay stances from a visiting bishop from the Orthodox Church of Russia.

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Anti-trans lecture in Peru.

Brown’s 45 minute message outlining his “warnings” of gay activism from his book was carried on nationwide congressional television. Brown happily told his radio audience “Russian leaders in the Russian embassy” had also tuned in to the presentation and were greatly encouraged to hear an American speak so directly about issue.  He left behind copies of his book as a gift for 28 key congressional leaders.

Brown left behind more than his books. The exportation of American fundamentalist extreme anti-gay messages has become an ugly and dangerous pattern. Having lost the civil rights movement “culture war” in the US, conservative religious speakers and “family” groups are seeking other more receptive venues. Thus far, several countries in Africa and Russia have been amenable to their messages of intolerance.

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Brown with his host, Julio Rosas

Now Peru? Peru is a predominantly Catholic nation. Pope Francis has made admirable inroads throughout Catholic nations with his gracious attitudes drawing in the traditionally marginalized populations, including gays. My daughter and I spent a month traveling throughout and hiking in this country of lovely and gentle people. Imagining the filth of extremism and intolerance spreading in Peru as it has against the gay and transgender populations in Uganda and Russia is sickening.

American Christians have a poor record in reacting justly to the exportation of religious extremism. We have been guilty of ignoring seemingly insignificant messengers. Several years after the initial seeding of “truth,” the fruit of that initial work emerges as irrational hatred and fear in native populations.

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“what an extraordinary opportunity to impact a nation”

Brown does not represent the voice of the American Christian church. I suggest countering his “extraordinary opportunity to impact a nation” quickly.

I wrote an extensive review of his book in “A Queer Thing Happened to America — A Book Review.” The information contained in his book was the body of his presentation to Peru’s Parliament. I need someone/several people to translate this 5K word review so that it can be sent to the members of Peru’s Parliament.

Javier in Vancouver, BC – Peruvian
Luis in San Jose, CA – Mexican
Jorge in Anderson, SC – Colombian
Javier in Porterville, CA – Mexican
Jorge in San Jose, Costa Rica – Costa Rican
for you diligent work in translating the book review for the Peruvian Parliament.  The attached letter said:

Dear Members of the Peruvian Parliament,
Recently, you invited Dr. Michael L. Brown, North Carolina, into your chambers to speak about the “dangers of homosexual activism” and the consequences as he sees them. Brown is considered to be a religious extremist in the United States. 
The civil rights movement for the gay community has been going on for 45 years in America. Marriage is a protected civil right in our Constitution. We are in the final stages of testing that right for all our citizens, state by state. This will finally be tested at the Federal level within about two years. Brown opposes the extension of this civil right to gay and lesbian Americans. Fifty four percent of Americans approve of marriage equality. 
Brown presented information to your leaders largely based on his book ” A Queer Thing Happened to America”. Some of you even received copies of this book. Attached is a full review of that book. 
I wrote the review the month the book was released. I am a heterosexual Evangelical Christian advocate working against discrimination of gay people in conservative churches. I am a well-respected blogger, speaker and writer. I care enough to caution you about this man’s dangerous work.
I had several people come together to translate this document for me. One Peruvian, a Colombian, a Costa Rican and two Mexicans. We each care to invest time to warn you.
PLEASE read the attached document and visit my site as well  
The main problems with Brown’s work:
  • He has virtually NO experience with members of the gay community
  • He has never visited a Christian church in the US that welcomes gay members. There are 10 alone in his town, yet he has not made an effort.
  • He uses rare situations to build his case against the whole of the gay community.
  • He has no training in human sexuality.
  • The major organization in the US that “fixed” gay people has closed after 40 years declaring they saw virtually no positive results.
  • He subtly connects the gay community to those who sexually abuse children. This is so egregious and offensive. There is NO connection, yet he alludes to it. 
Finally, I spent one month hiking in and traveling around Peru ten years ago with my then teenaged daughter Samantha. You have a lovely country. What struck me above all other aspects is the kindness and gentleness of your people. 
You have created a culture that honors the diversity of people. All co-exist beautifully. Please, do not let American religious extremism infect your country the way it has in Uganda and Russia. 
Thank you for investing time in reading this note and hopefully, the review of Brown’s work. 
Christians did the wrong thing by not reacting when Scott Lively, Paul Cameron, members of Exodus, Lou Engle and their ilk made their initial pitches to beware of “gay activism” in Uganda and Russia. We let it fester.

Not this time.


Spam mail will NOT get through the Parliament of Peru’s filter:

Here are the important committees associated with LGBT issues, the chairs and vice chairs of those committees and the Head of the Congress:

PRESIDENT of PARLIAMENT: Daniel Fernando Majluf

WOMEN, CHILDREN and FAMILY: Karina Juliza Beteta Rubín Hilda Elizabeth Guevara Gómez

 HUMAN RIGHTS:  Raúl Eduardo Castro Stagnaro  Víctor Rolando Sousa Huanambal

HEALTH AND FAMILY: Daniel Robles López María Cleofé Sumire de Conde

FOREIGN RELATIONS: Alejandro Aurelio Aguinaga Recuenco Luis Humberto Falla Lamadrid

EDUCATION:  Pedro Julián Bautista Santos Carpio  Hilda Elizabeth Guevara Gómez

CULTURE:  Gloria Deniz Ramos Prudencio   Juan David Perry Cruz








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